Calif. Appeals Court Revives AMD Sabbatical Pay Action

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court reversed a win for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Friday in a class action brought by an ex-employee who claimed the company violated state labor code by failing to pay him for a sabbatical he had earned but not yet used when he resigned.

In a published opinion, a three-judge appellate panel reversed a trial court decision that had granted AMD's bid for summary adjudication and found that the sabbatical program at issue offered a “true sabbatical” that wasn't subject to...
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